Another easy cake for my repertoire.
120g caster sugar
greated zest of a lemon
60ml fresh orange juice
orange essence [opt]
250g plain flour with 2 tspn baking powder added
breadcrumbs to coat the tin
80g icing sugar
orange juice - 1-2 tbspn
Preheat oven 175C/gas4
Grease a 900g loaf tin and sprinkle with breadcrumbs
Beat butter and sugar together till fluffy.
Whisk the eggs in one at a time then mix in the rind, juice and flour. Blend together.
Pour into the tin and bake for about an hour.
Remove from the tin and leave to cool under the upturned tin!
Mix the icing sugar with enough juice to make it the consistency you want; make sure it's smooth, then spread over the cake.
I decided to drizzle the icing over, not easy when the cake has risen considerably. Not very pretty, but the cake is really delicious. It's nice to have an orange cake for a change.